Executive coaching will be offered to all interested superintendents based within the limit of resources of LEAD CT and CAPSS. The Executive Coaching initiative is designed to:
- Build the capacity of educational leaders in specific leadership competencies as identified in the LEAD CT Superintendent Competency Framework;
- Support educational leaders in implementing the continuous improvement cycle in their districts;
- Assist superintendents to design and implement a district improvement theory of action as part of the cycle of inquiry;
- Provide superintendents with a thought partner to work through actual district leadership problems of practice.
Executive coaches are trained in both the techniques of good coaching (listening, questioning, reflecting, and direct communication) and the strategy of moving leaders towards designing, implementing, and measuring success of the plans they put in place to increase student achievement. The LEAD CT Partners involved in this portion of the work include the CAPSS, CCSC, and the Neag School of Education.
Funds are available to support the Executive Coaching Program for first year Superintendents through LEAD CT. LEAD CT’s priority is to provide first year Alliance district superintendents with Executive Coaches trained through LEAD CT first. However, all first year superintendents are eligible within the available resources. Experienced superintendents are also eligible for Executive Coaches on a cost-shared basis. The goal of executive coaching for experienced superintendents is to extend professional learning.